Health Issues in the Latino Community / Edition 1by Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Carlos W. Molina, Ruth Enid Zambrana
Pub. Date: 04/28/2001
By the year 2010 it is projected that Latinos will be the largest ethnic group in the United States. Yet access to culturally responsive health care services is very limited or not available to this burgeoning population. If the United States is to meet the myriad challenges of the new century, it must address the health concerns of its fastest growing population… See more details below
By the year 2010 it is projected that Latinos will be the largest ethnic group in the United States. Yet access to culturally responsive health care services is very limited or not available to this burgeoning population. If the United States is to meet the myriad challenges of the new century, it must address the health concerns of its fastest growing population the Latino community. Sweeping in scope, Health Issues in the Latino Community identifies and offers an in-depth examination of the most critical health issues that affect Latinos' health and health care within the United States. While most books on the topic focus on one aspect of Latino health, this resource offers a comprehensive approach that informs and promotes the advancement of the practice, program planning, research, and public policy to improve the health care of all Latino citizens. Written by an outstanding group of Latino scholars, practitioners, researchers, and policy leaders, this valuable handbook examines a wide variety of topics including health care for immigrants, the role of managed care, substance abuse within the community, and HIV prevention. Health Issues in the Latino Community stresses the need for responsive health care policies and offers the current thinking on the most relevant health, lifestyle, and policy issues. Comprehensive in scope the book includes aReview of the special health needs of Latinos from birth through the golden yearsSummary of the changes in the health care market and how they affect Latino clientsAnalysis of empirical data on the mental health of LatinosDescription of the risk factors and patterns of chronic diseases within the communityReview of the occupational diseases among urban and rural workers Health care providers, researchers, educators, students, and policy makers will find Health Care Issues in the Latino Community to be a relevant and useful guide to the health and well-being of our country's fastest growing population. The Editors Marilyn Aguirre-Molina is professor of public health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City. She has served as the executive vice president of the California Endowment and as senior program officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Carlos W. Molina is professor of community health education at York College of the City University of New York. He has served as the executive director of Lincoln Hospital in New York. Ruth Enid Zambrana is professor of women's studies at the University of Maryland. She was the Elisabeth Shirley Enochs Professor of Child Welfare, Social Work Program at George Mason University.
Table of Contents
LATINO POPULATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.
Latino Health Policy: Beyond Demographic Determinism (A. Falcon, et al.).
Latino Health Status: Framework for Knowledge Building (O. Carter-Pokras & R. Zambrana).
Latino Access to Health Care: The Role of Insurance, Managed Care and Institutional Barriers (J. Carrillo, et al.)
LATINO LIFE STAGES AND HEALTH.
The Early Years: The Health of Children and Youth (G. Flores & R. Zambrana).
The Reproductive Years: The Health of Latinas (A. Giachello).
The Later Years: The Health of Elderly Latinos (V. Villa & F. Torres-Gil).
Latino Mental Health and Treatment in the United States (W. Vega & M. Alegria).
PATTERNS OF CHRONIC DISEASES AMONG LATINOS.
The Impact of Cancer on Latino Populations (A. Ramirez & L. Suarez).
Cardiovascular Disease (E. Perez-Stable, et al.).
Diabetes (J. Luchsinger).
Gender, Context, and HIV Prevention among Latinos (H. Amaro, et al.).
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND THE LATINO WORKFORCE.
Occupational Health among Latino Workers in the Urban Setting (R. Moure-Eraso & G. Friedman-Jimenez).
Health and Occupational Risks of Latinos Living in Rural America (K. Azevedo & H. Bogue).
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OTHER DRUG USE AMONG LATINOS.
Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems among Latinos in the United States (R. Caetano & F. Galvan).
Tobacco Use among Latinos (G. Marin).
Latino Drug Use: Scope, Risk Factors, and Reduction Strategies (A. Gil & W. Vega).
Latino Health Policy: A Look to the Future.
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